Saturday, January 12, 2008

Good News and Not So Good News

Good news first: I received a call this afternoon letting me know that my friend had her baby girl late last night! This is the same friend that I made the babyshower favors for (see previous post). She was due 2/10/08, her doctor scheduled her for a C-section on 1/22/08, but I guess little Lillian had other plans. She's healthy and a little peanut weighing in at 5lbs 5ozs...I can't wait to meet her!

Other good news: I bought a new car today - well I didn't want to buy a new, but I HAD to because my Honda is on it's last leg. I decided to try a lease this time around and got a pretty good deal on a 2008nNissan Sentra. I love the way it drives!

Not so good news: I got a phone call at 4:24 this morning...the time alone is enough to tell you that it wasn't good. On the other end was my sister's husband; I've played bits and pieces of our conversation in my head over and over but to make a long story short he found my sister shaking in her bed and unable to move a muscle or speak. He kept saying " I don't know if she had a seizure or a stroke" and I kept asking him if she was still breathing. By the time the ambulance arrived she was babbling incoherently. I was scared, he was scared and I know she was terrified! Definitely not the way to start the day. I called my mom and baby sister so one could go and stay with her kids and the other could go to the hospital and find out what was going on. I live an hour and a half away, so the only thing I could think to do was round up the "troops". By the time my baby sis arrived at the hospital, my sister was alert and talking which I was so thankful to hear! After a trillion tests the docs came to the conclusion that she had a minor heart attack!!! I've heard of it happening in people her age but I kept thinking, she's only 30! As her big sis, I had to let her know that it's time to slow down! We were talking last week and I kept telling her that she was doing too much that she needed to take a break. My exact words were "if you don't slow down, your body will find a way to slow down".

Life is just crazy! She was supposed to come up to my house today to watch Donovan while I taught my first scrapbook class, which I ended up canceling. Of course I had to joke with her about this. The first time I talked to her I said "you know, if you didn't want to watch Donovan for me all you had to do was tell me, all this shenanigans was unneccessary"! She got a good laugh out of that one! I'm so thankful she's OK and that her husband had the sense to get up and check her!


Greta said...

how scary!!! i am so glad she is ok!!

{{{{big hugs to you}}}}}

i am glad your friends baby is good!!! i wouldn't know what to do with a 5 pound baby...i have toddlers... mason was 8 1/2 and melana was 9 pounds...and i am only 5 foot 2 on a good day!! lol

NancyJones said...

HOLY COW IM so happy your sister is going to be ok that is so scary girl. John would still be asleep poking me saying BE STILL!so proud of your new car and the new baby too HOW TINY!!! Bella was 7'7 whens he was born and 21 inches so not sure about a 5 pounder that seems too little to me lol teeeniny thing! SO happy that things turned out girl. YOU get some REST TOO YOU HEAR ME!!!

Heredia Family/Yvie said...

I am so glad you little sis is okay. How scary for her and your family, many hugs to you and your family.

Congrats on your friends baby girl.

PJ said...

Oh Tanisha...i am so sorry about your sister! That is just so scary. I hope she is ok...i cannot even imagine how scared you all must have been. I am also glad her husband was there and called you. Make sure you take care of yourself too...i will keep your sister in my prayers.

Good news about your friends baby!!! If i have a girl her name will be Lillian too...and 5 lbs!! So tiny!!! I bet she is such a little peanut!

PJ said...

Oh...sorry Tanisha the above comment is from Michelle at {mshell}...i use my husbands account!

JanetF said...

What a shocking way to start the day, you poor thing. I am so glad she is ok and you are so right, when you don't give your body a break, your body will force you to slow down.

Danielle Holsapple said...

Oh Tanisha - how utterly terrifying. I am soooo sorry to hear that. I pray she recovers fully.

Dawn Bibbs said...

Oh my GOSH...I am SO glad that she's alright. Wow, this is bad enough, but you really had me worried that something had happened to YOU or your son. Thanks God, it wasn't. But I'm still that everything is looking good for your sister.

I'll keep her and you in my prayers.

Congrats to your friend and her new baby. How exciting!!!

Amy Hummel said...

Wow, that's super scary! I'm glad that everything is okay!!!

scrappermimi said...

Hope your sister is doing better, 30 that is just too scary.

Congrats on your girlfriends baby, they seem to come on their own time line.

Hpe you get to reschedule your class.

ScrappinMyRoots said...

WOW!!! This is so sad to me about your sister!!! I hope she will be ok, now and in the near future.

We/us women have so many roles to keep up with.... that we neglect our own health and push ourself too far. Which may or may not be your sisters case. Blessings!

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